The car in the movie Jinn is a modified fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro named Firebreather. The car made automobile history because it is available to the public. It’s creator is offering a limited production of 50 vehicles.
Jinn is based on ancient creation mythology from the Far East. The premise is that:
”In the beginning, three were created; man made of clay; angels made of light; and a third…made of fire.”
The movie holds that those made of fire…the Jinn…exist on a separate plane than humans. They have free will, choosing or be good or evil and are obviously more powerful than humans. Other than the Camaro, the movie is very bad. It was a critical and financial failure; perhaps DVD sales and rentals will redeem it.
Frebreather is a modified fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro that looks much like what a new Firebird might look like if Pontiac had not gone under. The fifth generation Camaro came into production in 2010 after a brief Camaro hiatus. The 2010 model featured three trim levels: LS, LT, and SS. The LS and LT models featured a 3.6L V6 that produces 312 hp and is paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. The SS trim thunders down the road thanks a 6.2L LS3 V8 that shoves 426 hp down your throat. The LS3 is paired with a 6-speed manual. The automatic SS is powered by an L99 V8 that tapers off slightly to a mere 400 ponies.
Firebreather was designed by the movie’s producer Ajmal Ahmad and came to life through the skilled hands at Classic Design Concepts in Novi, Michigan. The car is really an homage to the Firebird of old, down to the twin binnacle grille, shaker-style hood, strong graphics, complex wheels, and sinister look. Oh yeah, let’s not forget the more powerful engine.
The Firebreather started out with a stock LS3 6.2L, but Classic Design needed to add some more ponies. 100 or so more of them, actually. So what did their mad scientist-like minds come up with? An Edlebrock E-Force Supercharger Kit paired to exclusive cold-air intake system followed by a JBA 3 cat back custom exhaust. Independent dyno testing shows the car offers 529 hp at 6400 rpm and 493 lb-ft at 4200 rpm with crank power in the 600 hp neighborhood. The tranny is still stock, but has been improved by a Hurst shifter.
Fifty of these cars are available for sale. The 50 Signature Series Firebreathers built will be exact replicas, right down to the electroluminescent eyebrows. This feature requires owners to sign an off-road-only use waiver. If you miss out on the Signature run, you can build your own a la carte from any Camaro and catalog accessories.
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